Mackay Bar Fishing Lodge River of No Return

Idaho's Premier Wilderness Destination Lodge

Ram House Lodge at Mackay Bar

If you have been feeling like you and your loved ones are a little too “plugged in and unconnected” you need to visit the Ram House lodge on Mackay Bar. You will renew family ties with good conversations, nature walks, and evenings around a campfire. Everyone can go their own way during the day and then regroup at mealtimes to relive their adventures. You can make your stay as relaxing or active as you want and will always be surrounded by Salmon River serenity. You can relax on the deck or play along the rivers edge or you may choose to explore additional sites such as a Buckskin Bills historic homestead and trout fishing of the South Fork. The Ram House Lodge has 43 acres of private land for you and your family to enjoy on Mackay Bar. Whether your looking for stress relief or adventure, the Ram House Lodge on Mackay Bar is the perfect retreat.


All Ram House Lodge stays include gourmet meals, jet boat tour to historic sites in the wilderness where you will enjoy fun rapids, white sand beaches and wildlife around every turn on the Salmon River. Walk from the Lodge to several beaches on the Salmon River anytime and enjoy swimming or relaxing next to the river. There are many fun games the whole family will enjoy playing on the deck or around the lodge. The Ram House on Mackay Bar is the ultimate wilderness escape no matter what brings you here. We have world class fishing for Steelhead, romantic getaway's, corporate retreats, family reunions or wedding parties.
All of our lodge escapes included the jet boat ride from the end of the road at Vinegar Creek, an exhillerating adventure on the River of No Return on the Main Salmon River packed with photo opportunities while running the challenging white water with one of our experienced and fun jet boat captains.

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Lodging Only with Dinner and Breakfast

Raft, Hike, Fly or ATV in to Mackay Bar and stay at the Ram House Lodge.

Rate ... $160.00 per person

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2 Day Jet Boat Tour 1 Night Lodging, Dinner and Breakfast

A great weekend getaway or fun family adventure with a jet boat tour of the Main Salmon River with a few whitewater thrills and stops at historical sites along the way.

Rates ... $305.00 per person (min. of 4)

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3 or 4 Day Wilderness Escape

Escape and reconnect to nature in Idaho's Wilderness, enjoy relaxing on the deck or in the hammock. Take a hike with your fly rod or just listen to the birds and the Salmon River flowing by. If you are looking to reconnect you and your family to nature this is what you need. Take a trip to the River of No Return for an outdoor experience you will never forget.

Rate ... 3 Day 2 Night … $589.00 per person (min. of 4)
Rate ... 4 Day 3 Night ... $849.00 per person (min. of 5)

All overnight trips start at Vinegar Creek boat launch 28 miles from Riggins at 2:00pm, you will be back around noon.

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Fishing Packages

Let our experienced guides take you on an adventure of a lifetime, escape into the wilderness for Steelhead, native Cutthroat and Rainbow Trout.

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"All children deserve contact with nature as part of their heritage…. The more our children see and know of the natural world around them, the better equipped they will be to face the basic realities of life and realize the noble potential of existence this planet has to offer." – ANSEL ADAMS

Idaho family lodge resort vacation

Jess and Brenda Baugh owners/operators of Mountain River Outfitters and Salmon River Tours operates under several USFS and BLM special use permits for Salmon Challis National Forest North Fork Ranger District, Hells Canyon National Recreation Area Wallowa Whitman National Forest, Nez Perce National Forest, BLM Lower Salmon River Cottonwood Field Office. Mountain River Outfitters and Salmon River Tours are insured, licensed and bonded outfitters by the State of Idaho’s IOGLB and are equal opportunity recreation service providers and employers.

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